by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 906th Most Influential: 1,596th Largest Publishing Industry: 6,118th
The Empire of
Democratic Socialists
Many, by One
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Very Good

Overview People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Empire of The Great Shepherds is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Vincent Doggts with an even hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, complete lack of prisons, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 1.874 billion Great Shepherds are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Brenna. The average income tax rate is 74.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Great Shepherd economy, worth 220 trillion orens a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 117,854 orens, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming, the government has an entire department dedicated to staring at microscopes and writing down letters, political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations, and carbon-footprint restrictions are making businesses walk. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. The Great Shepherds's national animal is the german shepherd, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Great Shepherds is ranked 135,917th in the world and 6,790th in The North Pacific for Most Armed, with 0.15 Weapons Per Person.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 906thTop
Most Influential: 1,596thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,118thBest Weather: 6,391stHighest Poor Incomes: 7,140thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,392ndTop
Most Cultured: 7,614thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,836thMost Developed: 7,984thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,153rdMost Secular: 8,825thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,605thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,884thNicest Citizens: 10,564thHealthiest Citizens: 10,733rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,102ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,206thSmartest Citizens: 13,520thMost Income Equality: 13,715thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,081stMost Inclusive: 14,646th
Largest Publishing Industry: 253rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 314th in the regionBest Weather: 318th in the regionMost Cultured: 327th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 364th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 390th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 410th in the regionMost Developed: 411th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 429th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 440th in the regionMost Secular: 489th in the regionMost Influential: 542nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 549th in the regionNicest Citizens: 571st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 574th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 601st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 606th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 629th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 663rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 725th in the regionMost Income Equality: 730th in the regionLargest Governments: 731st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 740th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 756th in the region

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